Welcome to Fresh Brews. Each week, I scour the internet, stumbling through dozens of blogs and across hundreds of newspapers to find stories for our round up of all that is informative, entertaining and random in the coffee world. Enjoy!
[Video] Take a trip to Europe in this twenty minute video and explore their history and coffee culture. Watch coffee being roasted the way it has for generations in a small town, before heading down the supply chain to the big city in Germany where the coffee is served and enjoyed by trendy young people.
The Cafe Traveler’s Guide to San Francisco
Live in San Fran? Traveling there? Either way, I have an app you might want to check out before you hit the streets looking for a coffee shop to venture into.
COFFEE TRIVIA – Fun Facts on Coffee
Think you know everything about coffee? Check out these fun filled facts over at the Ample Grounds blog.
Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
I love chocolate covered espresso beans. Coffee Krave included links to a couple of recipes if you want to try making them for yourself.
Rainforest Alliance now requires scaling up
The good news is that the Rain Forest alliance is stepping up requirements for coffee to carry their certification label. The bad news is that it’s unclear if the really large corporate coffee companies will actually be forced to improve the sourcing of their beans.
CaffiNation 535: The End
I’m very sad to hear that the Caffination podcast is coming to an end. I’ve been a big fan of the show that mixes technology and coffee for a long time. If you’ve never listened to a show, now would be a good time to check out the archives and dig out some caffeinated goodness.
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